Traveling To Meet A Minor In Florida
The penalties for conviction of traveling to meet a minor for sexual purposes are severe — a minimum sentence of 21 months that could go up to 15 years, plus 15 years of sex offender probation, plus terrible damage to your reputation and career prospects. At all costs, you do not want to be convicted of this charge.
At Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole, we represent people charged with sexual offenses. We make no judgment of clients. We simply provide the strongest legal representation we can, based on decades of experience defending people along the Space Coast.
The state is serious about prosecution of sexual activities with minors. Sex offenses include luring young persons online, soliciting a minor, child pornography and sexting. Many times, crimes are charged when no crime occurred, or there was a misunderstanding, or the wrong person is charged.
Assertive Defense Against Charges of Solicitation of a Minor
Sometimes the arrest is the result of a trap, a police or FBI officer masquerading as a young person online, in magazine ads or on the phone. There are people doing time in state and federal penitentiaries because of these deceptive sting arrests. You do not want to be one of them.
If you are under investigation or have been arrested, it is time to go into action. You and your loved ones cannot afford for you to be convicted.
Talk to the lawyers at Platt Hopwood Russell & Cole at our Melbourne, Florida, offices. We have years of experience picking apart cases like yours, knowledgeable about previous cases that have a direct bearing on yours. We will fight your charges as if they were against one of our own family members, aggressively and without judgment.